PONAN on the SCOTUS Travel Ban Decision—
STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON ON SUPREME COURT DECISION UPHOLDING TRUMP TRAVEL BAN
NEW YORK (June 26, 2018) — Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder of National Action Network (NAN), issued the following statement following this morning’s Supreme Court decision upholding President Trump’s travel ban on individuals from Muslim-majority countries.
“Today’s Supreme Court decision marks another outrageous step backward for religious and racial justice around the world. The Supreme Court’s decision to the anti-Muslim bias clearly apparent in this policy is unfathomable – the ban is rooted in Islamophobia and has been phonily sold to the American public for the sake of ‘security.’
“Trump has made it clear time and time again he wants a migration ban on individuals from all Muslim countries. We at NAN have no patience for the ongoing efforts by this administration to undermine religious freedom, a basic building block of our nation. We will push back at every step and every available juncture on any whiff of intolerance and prejudice.”